The Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) is now accepting applications from students for the 2024-2025 academic year. This program offers a unique opportunity for university students to participate in a non-degree undergraduate study abroad experience in the United States on a competitive basis.

US Embassy Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2024/25 for Non-U.S. Citizens

Under the Global UGRAD program, one-semester scholarships are provided to outstanding undergraduate students from around the world. These scholarships support non-degree full-time study in the United States, which is combined with opportunities for community service, professional development, and cultural enrichment.


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Global Undergraduate Exchange Program 2024/25 | DETAILS

To be eligible for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD), applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Age Requirement:
    • Be over 18 years of age.
  2. Citizenship and Residence:
    • Be a citizen of a UGRAD participating country.
    • Currently reside in that country.
  3. Academic Status:
    • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student in good standing at any accredited university, public or private.
    • Have at least one semester remaining at their home university at the conclusion of the UGRAD program.
  4. Education:
    • Have completed secondary education in their home country.
  5. English Proficiency:
    • Have a solid command of written and spoken English.
    • English language training for some finalists is possible.
  6. Start Date:
    • Be able to begin studies in the United States in 2024.
    • Selected participants may not defer to a later date.
  7. Visa Eligibility:
    • Be eligible to receive and maintain the US student exchange visa (J-1) required for the program.
  8. Medical Clearance:
    • Be cleared by a physician to participate in the program.
  9. Commitment to Return:
    • Be committed to returning to their home country after the completion of the program.

Eligible Countries:

These are the countries eligible for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD):

  1. Albania
  2. Algeria
  3. Armenia
  4. Azerbaijan
  5. Bahrain
  6. Bangladesh
  7. Belarus
  8. Bosnia-Herzegovina
  9. Burma (Myanmar)
  10. Cambodia
  11. China
  12. Costa Rica
  13. Dominican Republic
  14. Egypt
  15. El Salvador
  16. Ethiopia
  17. Georgia
  18. Guatemala
  19. Haiti
  20. Honduras
  21. India
  22. Indonesia
  23. Israel
  24. Jordan
  25. Kazakhstan
  26. Kenya
  27. Kosovo
  28. Kuwait
  29. Kyrgyzstan
  30. Laos
  31. Lebanon
  32. Macedonia
  33. Malawi
  34. Malaysia
  35. Maldives
  36. Mauritania
  37. Moldova
  38. Mongolia
  39. Montenegro
  40. Morocco
  41. Mozambique
  42. Nepal
  43. Nicaragua
  44. Niger
  45. North Macedonia
  46. Palestinian Territories (West Bank and Gaza)
  47. Panama
  48. Paraguay
  49. Philippines
  50. Russia
  51. Saudi Arabia
  52. Serbia
  53. South Korea
  54. Sri Lanka
  55. Tajikistan
  56. Thailand
  57. Turkmenistan
  58. Ukraine
  59. Uzbekistan
  60. Venezuela
  61. Vietnam
  62. Zimbabwe

Application Procedures

Applicants for the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program (UGRAD) are required to follow the application process outlined below:

1. Contact the U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission:


Reach out to the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy or the Fulbright Commission in your home country. They will provide you with detailed information about the application process and requirements.

2. Submit Application:

Submit your completed application along with all required documents to the U.S. Embassy or Fulbright Commission within the specified deadline. Ensure that you adhere to the application deadline to be considered for the program.

Application Deadline: February 6, 2024.

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